ACM Pledges $2.5 Million To Country Music Hall Of Fameâ€™s Expansion
July 11, 2012 at 6:32 AM (PT)
The ACM (ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC) has pledged $2.5 million to the capital campaign that is financing the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM’s expansion from 140,000 square feet to more than 350,000 square feet. The campaign is known as WORKING ON A BUILDING: COUNTRY MUSIC LIVES HERE.
The museum’s expansion will include the ACM Contemporary Gallery, which will examine modern developments and current trends in Country music.
“It is the ACADEMY’S honor to help ensure that the history of Country music can be told for generations to come,” ACM CEO BOB ROMEO. “We are able to make this kind of contribution only because of the incredible country music artists who give of their time for Academy charitable endeavors; we can’t thank them enough for the impact they have on our industry.”
“We are deeply indebted to the ACM for this wonderful gift, which will help us continue to fulfill our educational mission and serve our worldwide audience,” said Museum Dir. KYLE YOUNG. “The genre we chronicle is a living thing, constantly evolving; country music history is being made every day. Great museums must remain relevant, and the ACM Contemporary Gallery will allow us to not only expand our examination and celebration of modern stars, important background players and new developments in the genre, but also to spotlight new artists, trends and issues as they break.”
For info on the HALL, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.